Danica Patrick returning to Indy 500 ... to drive pace car

The retired racer competed in eight Indy 500s 에서 3위를 차지했습니다. 2009, which remains the best result for a female driver.

Patrick raced IndyCars full time for seven seasons before making the switch to NASCAR in 2012. She became the first and still only woman to win an IndyCar race in 2008 at the Japan Indy 300.

I have always loved Chevy vehicles, and the Corvette convertible is such a beautiful car,” 패트릭이 말했다. “Maybe they will let me drive it home.

그만큼 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible will be the pace car for the Indy 500

그만큼 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible will be the pace car for the Indy 500 (IndyCar)

패트릭, who is primarily a fitness entrepreneur these days, will also be part of the NBC Sports broadcast team for the event.

Her final race came at the 2018 인디 500, which was part of aDanica Doubleretirement tour that also saw her compete in the NASCAR Daytona 500 that year.

Both events ended prematurely, 하나, as she was involved in crashes that took her out of the races.

그만큼 2020 인디 500 was the first since 1999 to not feature a female driver, 그러나 Simona de Silvestro will attempt to qualify for this year’s running for a team run and staffed primarily by women.

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